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Aid to Suicide Bomber Gets out on Bail

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland man accused of helping a suicide bomber in Pakistan is walking free Friday after posting bail. Reaz Qadir Khan faces a federal count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

He’s accused of giving money and advice to a suicide bomber. The bomber killed 30 people in the 2009 bombing at Pakistan’s intelligence headquarters in Lahore. Another 300 people were hurt.

Khan is a naturalized citizen and is facing life in prison. He’s now on paid leave from his job at the city of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services and is on house confinement until his trial.